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Newbie here

Postby SeracZack » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:21 pm

Hello all! I have been cruising around this site for some time using the abundant resources here as a visitor and though I might as well join.

A little about me:
I am a Colorado native
Never skied before (that's right, never. But I am changing that this winter!)
I have climbed four 14ers thus far with many more to come
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Re: Newbie here

Postby Winter8000m » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:16 pm

Welcome to the site! I myself have never skied either. (CO native too) 8)
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Re: Newbie here

Postby Matt Lemke » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:22 pm

Your mountain addiction starts here! I haven't ever skied either but plan to change that this winter...but I'm not a CO native. :D
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Re: Newbie here

Postby gonzalj » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:37 pm

Welcome to the fun addiction that is climbing 14ers. Enjoy them as well as your future ski endeavors. I have skied before, but am actually just restarting after 4 and a half years after a bad ankle accident I had. Hopefully in some time, i'll be able to ski a couple of thsoe 14ers.

Re: Newbie here

Postby BobbyFinn » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:07 am

Welcome!
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Re: Newbie here

Postby EZSide » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:08 am

Welcome.

Not a native, and don't get to visit CO enough. However, I have skiied since about 1971. I lived on a hill overlooking Black River in central WI. One Christmas I got skis - wood - steel edges screwed on - with latch-down bindings into which I could wedge my winter boots. I would ski down, walk up all afternoon. Sometimes through the trees, sometimes in the pasture where I had to aim at the gates to miss the barb wire (a WI cliff-out!) Later, with the control of used downhill boots - I lived for the wet snow / ice storms which left a hard crust so I could build some decent speed (the hill wasn't that steep but it was longer - just not enough elevation to be both steep and long in the area).

Only today, with your post, did I realize I grew up BC skiing. Never thought about the BC / Free ride thread through my life which is destine to re-appear.

Thanks for the memory *bump*
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Re: Newbie here

Postby SeracZack » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:12 am

Thanks for the welcoming! I found it interesting how the topic really turned to skiing, even though I didn't mean for that. I usually just got funny looks when I told people I had never been skiing and I am a Colorado native! Oh well, skiing has been about 26 years over due or so, and everyday I keep wanting more snow so I can get up there. Not to mention, climb a few winter 14ers this year as well!
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Re: Newbie here

Postby SurfNTurf » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:16 pm

SeracZack wrote: Not to mention, climb a few winter 14ers this year as well!


Welcome! You could start here (this weekend!): viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32319
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Re: Newbie here

Postby SeracZack » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:33 pm

SurfNTurf wrote:
SeracZack wrote: Not to mention, climb a few winter 14ers this year as well!


Welcome! You could start here (this weekend!): viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32319


Yeah I saw that thread, really hoping I could have made that one except I have a prior engagement that day. I am currently planning on Mt. Elbert for Sunday (10/30) but with up 24" of fresh snow expected and no snow shoes yet, I may have to reconsider.
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